Those of you who know me, really know me, were so excited a couple weeks ago when JR and I announced that were expecting a child in a couple months.Just entering my 28th week of pregnancy I was shocked when my water broke at work yesterday afternoon as I was heading out to lunch.
I was rushed by ambulance to Suburban where they almost immediately took me back for and emergency C-section.
She looked great, great color, muscle tone, and she was chubby! In fact her 10 min apgar score was 9!
We knew that this little girl was a fighter when we were told she already weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz. at only 28 weeks. And she kept trying to kick and push the doctors hands off of her. lol
JR and I kept being called into the NICU by the new doctor on shift, telling us that we need to come up to NICU.
Near midnight our sweet little baby’s heart rate was still booming but her blood pressure (58/23 – 18/9)and O2 saturation (8-51%) was going extremely low.
After being hooked up to numerous medication pumps, blood plasma transfusion, countless jabs, and even morphine that I ask that she not be given. Along with our “pulling of the plug” encouraged several times throught the night. The doctor took it upon himself to turn off all our daughter’s medicines and ventilator himself.
After her brief visit of only 9.5 hours, Princess Gianna Marcelia Marie passed last night a bit after midnight.
Holding her perfect tiny lifeless body was one of the most humbling experiences I have ever experienced, though it was also the most confusing and painful. This was the first of sleepless nights we plan to endure as we learn to cope with this great loss. My heart breaks this morning as JR and I watch this beautiful sunrise from my hospital room, knowing that it’s just one of many beautiful things that our precious daughter will never have the chance to experience with her mother, father, or siblings.💔
Thank you in advance for prayers for our family.
Funeral arrangements will soon be announced.
Donations to help with her unexpected funeral service/end of life medical care will be greatly appreciated.